Four robbers in a boat approached and boarded a berthed offshore tug – Batam, Indonesia.
22.07.2019 2300 UTC
Posn: 01:04.15N – 103:54.20E,
PT Dharma Sentosa Marindo Yard, Batam, Indonesia.
Four robbers in a boat approached and boarded a berthed offshore tug. Second mate on routine rounds noticed footprints on the main deck. Further checks revealed a storeroom padlock broken. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Vessel’s properties were reported stolen. The following day at 2100 UTC, a suspicious boat came alongside the tug with two persons onboard. One of them was armed with a knife. Alert crew raised the alarm resulting in the boat moving away. Incident reported to PFSO and Yard Manager.